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Become a Terwilliger Nature Guide and Teach Children About Nature!

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WildCare

Teach kids to love nature.Volunteer at WildCare!

WildCare’s Terwilliger Nature Guides lead guided discovery walks for elementary school children in beautiful natural areas with the goal of educating children about nature and how to live well with wildlife!

Duties include:

  • Leading nature hikes for small groups of 5 to 8 elementary school students at accessible trails at Ring Mountain, Miwok Meadows, Roy's Redwoods, and/or Muir Woods.
  • Helping children build respect for nature and the natural world.
  • Encouraging children's interest in nature and the environment.
  • Occasionally serving as day leader and communicate with classroom teacher before the hike regarding day of hike logistics.
  • Educating children about WildCare’s mission.


Applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • 18 years or older.
  • Complete the application at the URL below and attend all required training sessions.
  • Ability to commit to lead nature hikes three times per month on weekday mornings for one year while schools are in session (September - June). All hikes take place on weekday mornings during the school year and will be scheduled in advance.
  • Amenable to regular email communication.
  • Ability to stand and walk for 3 hours.
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19.


In addition to gaining great satisfaction from fostering a child's interest in nature and the environment, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Meeting other nature lovers and cultivate new friendships.
  • Expanding your knowledge of local wildlife.
  • Experiencing personal and professional growth.
  • Participating in continued learning.
  • Invitations to special WildCare events.


Interested in learning more? Go to our website at discoverwildcare.org/volunteer/nature-guide-volunteers/ or get started on your application now at bit.ly/NatureGuideApp!

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT EXPRESS INTEREST THROUGH VOLUNTEERMATCH.ORG - we will not see it! Go to our website or directly to the bit.ly application link.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to hearing from you.

1 Shift

  • 09:15 AM to 12:30 PM
    Above shift time is reflective of a normal day as a Nature Guide and the total amount we're looking for, not how many are volunteering at once.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About WildCare

Location:

76 Albert Park Lane, San Rafael, CA 94901, US

Mission Statement

What We Do: WildCare's mission is to inspire a vital connection among people, wildlife and the natural world, and our mission statement is "Live well with wildlife". Who We Are: Each year WildCare rehabilitates more than 4,000 ill, injured and orphaned wild animals in our wildlife rehabilitation hospital and teaches more than 40,000 Bay Area school children to love nature through our nature education programs.

Description

Who We Are: Each year WildCare rehabilitates more than 4,000 ill, injured and orphaned wild animals in our wildlife rehabilitation hospital and teaches more than 40,000 Bay Area school children to love nature through our nature education programs.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

Multiple locations San Rafael, CA 94901

(37.975,-122.510)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Environmental Education
  • Child Development
  • Environmental Science
  • Public Speaking
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • After training, we ask Nature Guide volunteers to do 3 hikes per month. Hikes are generally on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays.

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